For years, parents at our school have fought to have a French immersion program. While the funding was not there at the start, the community came together, and through many fundraisers, were able to get the funds to make the program happen.
This year was the first year that the school has started to offer classes in French, and the response has been very positive. In order to make the program easier for the kids, we have decided to setup a language lab in the school. It was up to the parents to come up with the equipment needed to make it happen – the school only had enough money for the programming.
So, we held a number of steak nights to make enough money to buy the audio equipment and bulk headphones that we needed. In fact, we had money left over after all the equipment was purchased thanks to the good deal that FirstClassHeadphones.com gave us on the headphones – we paid less than half of what any other local company would offer us.
It is definitely good to see the school working with the parents to provide better learning opportunities for the kids in our community. I know that this will be the first of many such partnerships in our area.